How to install drivers form binary in ubuntu 12.04

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    step 1. download driver which works best with your system or new one i installed 275.43 one choose what best work on your system .....

    and save it to Downloads folder

    step 2. right click on it properties and make is executable


    chmod + x (what is your driver version)

    step 3. type in terminal

    $gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    #blacklist nouveau and other nvidia modules

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivat

    step 4. uninstall if any nvidia installed before by

    sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*

    also for some more nvidia commands please check

    to uninstall current nvidia driver

    # sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-current

    to remove nouveau (althoe its not needed)

    # sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

    to remove form ubuntu x-swat/x-updates ppa

    # sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    after removing any previously install nvidia reboot your system

    step 5: just before installing make sure "gcc gcc++ make" are already installed.

    step 6 after reboot you need to kill xserver since init 3 is now not available so you need to stop GDM to do that open terminal type:

    #sudo service lightdm stop

    and then press Alt Crt +F2 and login

    username :

    password :

    sudo su and switch to root mode and now here in root mode give path of your downloads folder

    # cd Downloads

    after that type sudo sh NVIDIA...........and install the driver (pressing Tab button give entire path)

    Downloads# sudo sh


    Enter/Return button and install your driver

    thats all.

  2. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Kubuntu 12.04 works with my Poulsbo netbook. My other netbook, runs vesa drivers since openchrome is crappy and no one has managed to get a working server with it.

    For some computers, available video drivers are more readily available than for others under Linux.
  3. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    yes agree have you seen linus torvald video on nvidia :D
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